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German Cinema – U.S. Retrospective Tour
Lutz Dammbeck: Art & Power
Two Documentaries:
Sun, Sep 29, 4 PM – The Net
Mon, Sept 30, 7 PM – Overgames
Director present, both screenings

The Garfield Theatre
  719 Race St, Cincinnati, 45202

    • THE NET (DAS NETZ)   A provocative documentary essay looking at the ways modern technology influences social relationships, affects people's minds and potentially replaces reality with virtual realities.
    This wide-ranging documentary examines several themes: emerging intellectual developments of the mid-20th century relevant in influencing and controlling communication and mass behavior; the impact of the American domestic terrorist, former mathematics professor and anarchist Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber), who opposed the increasing technologization of the world; and, the development of the internet in the 1980s.
    Dammbeck links these elements to ask what the unlimited development of information technology means for human society. The film will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with director Lutz Dammbeck.
    • OVERGAMES   Starting with games developed for use in pyschiatric therapy and their commercial extension via television – Beat the Clock (USA) and Just Don't Get Nervous (Germany), Dammbeck's documentary explores mid-20th century psychiatric theories underpinning the American denazification and reeducation program in post-WWII West Germany. The film will be followed by Q&A and discussion with director Lutz Dammbeck.
    East German filmmaker, media artist, painter and author Lutz Dammbeck has had a prolific career exploring the relationship between art and reality, in particular technology, revolution and terrorism.
    His film materials, sketches, drawings and documents are housed at the Academy of Arts in Berlin as well as at other important archives, including at the Filmmuseum Potsdam, Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien in Karlsruhe and the Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen at the Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst in Bremen.
    Too extensive to display here, Dammbeck's complete bio, awards and filmography can be found at the DEFA site, UM-Amherst.
    Cincinnati is one of seven cities, totalling fourteen institutions, on the national Lutz Dammbeck Retrospective Tour – Washington, New York City, Boston, Amherst, Portland and East Lansing – including the National Gallery of Art, the Anthology Film Archives, M.I.T., UM-Amherst, and multiple Goethe-Institut locations.
    This retrospective is supported by the DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; the DEFA-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany; the program "Wunderbar Together: Germany and the U.S."
    Hosting the retrospective locally is the University of Cincinnati Center for Film & Media Studies, a film and media culture hub that fosters partnerships between scholars, students, artists, and media professionals in U.C. community and throughout Cincinnati, the region and around the globe.

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Two documentaries:
THE NET (DAS NETZ), director Lutz Dammbeck, Germany, 2004, Not Rated. Discussion after film. TRT 121 minutes.
OVERGAMES, director Lutz Dammbeck, Germany, 2015, Not Rated. Discussion after film. TRT 164 minutes.

Screenings start on time, we do not show 15-20 minutes of advertising before the film.
  • Sun 09/29 | 4 PM | The Net
  • Mon 09/30 | 7 PM | Overgames

Matinee seating at 3:30; evening seating at 6:30.
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TICKETS available online and by phone (859-957-3456)
   All admissions for the general public are $8 advance, $12 door.
   Admission for U.C. faculty, staff and students is free with advance registration, subject to space available, with presentation of valid ID at the Garfield ticket counter upon arrival. Contact Evan Torner, 513-556-2749 or torneren@ucmail.uc.edu to register.
   Advance sale to the public ends 3 hours before show time, tix thereafter available at the door.

the GARFIELD THEATRE, 719 Race St, Cincinnati 45202,  near the corner of Race & Garfield Place.
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ADA ACCESS: The Garfield offers a direct indoor path from the front door to wheelchair spaces and companion seats (no ramps, no stairs). Individuals using walkers, scooters or wheelchairs should call (859) 957-3456 at least 48 hours in advance to let us know your screening date and time.
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